FAQs

How is Nippon Paint different from that of competitors?

Nippon Paint’s core focus is on green technology. We make and sell paints that are not only technologically advanced but also environment friendly.

Why should I use Nippon Paint?

Nippon Paint’s unique range of products not only caters to your aesthetic needs but also to your functional needs. Besides having a wide range of colours, Nippon Paint offers specialty products such as anti-bacterial paint and low-odour paint.

Why should I paint my home?

Wall surfaces chip and crack, metals rust and corrode, while wooden furniture and doors get warped and scratched. Different paints have distinctive, specific properties that prevent, or delay destruction to the surface. The paint forms a protective layer around the substrate, keeping it safe from damage.

How frequently should I paint my home?

About once every 3 years is recommended for interiors and once every 4 to 7 years for exteriors. Nippon’s Sumo has a life of 4 years while Weatherbond lasts up to 7 years. Interior paints, when maintained well, can last for up to 7 years.

Where can I buy Nippon Paint products?

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I want to visualize my home before it is painted. Does Nippon Paint have a suitable service?

Yes, Nippon Paint does indeed have a colour previewer service called “Nspiration” that can create colour previews for your home. Please call 1800-425-3636 to know more.

Do you provide warranties for the paint applied?

Yes, we provide a warranty for the painted surface, subject to conditions.

Do you provide labour for painting work?

At this point, Nippon does not provide labour for painting work. However, check out our DIY section to find out how you can paint your own spaces!

My wall has a lime (chuna cement) surface. What type of paint can I apply?

It is not recommended to apply paint on to a chuna or lime surface as, at a later stage, it will lead to chalking or peeling of the paint from the surface. Nippon Paint suggests that lime or chuna surfaces be scraped off completely. After this, one coat of Nippon Multi Purpose Wall Sealer or Nippon Interior Primer can be applied, followed by 2-3 coats of interior emulsion paint. If the lime or chuna surface is an exterior surface, after scraping the surface, apply Nippon Bio-wash in order to tackle any bacterial, algal or fungal growth on the walls. This can be followed by one coat of Nippon Multi Purpose Wall Sealer or Nippon Exterior Primer, subsequently followed by 2-3 coats of exterior emulsion paint.

The walls of my home have high moisture content, can paint be applied directly?

It is not advisable to paint on moist walls. The surface to be painted must be dry.

Can I reside in my home while it is being painted, or should I vacate the painting area?

Nippon Odourless Premium All-In-One is the paint you are looking for. Within an hour of painting, the house can be reoccupied.

Which is the best season to paint my home?

For exteriors, the best time to paint is when the weather is pleasant, without risk of high humidity or rain on the horizon. It is best to avoid painting in extreme temperatures and humid conditions. For interiors, there are no such restrictions − an ambient temperature in-home and outside is best. It is best to have some ventilation during and immediately after painting in order to dissipate fumes, and also help with drying.

I have used distemper on my wall surface. Can I apply emulsion on it directly?

Nippon Paint suggests that distemper surfacing be scraped off completely. After this, one coat of Nippon Multi Purpose Wall Sealer or Nippon Interior Primer must be applied, followed by 2-3 coats of interior emulsion paint.

Is there any specific order to paint a home in?

Painting a room in the correct order will save time and money. Begin with the ceilings, followed by the walls (water-based paints usually applied), then the doors and windows (wood and metal specific paints will be required).

Why do hairline cracks appear?

The development of small cracks on inside plaster walls and ceilings is not unusual and is normally the result of movement of the building. However, large cracks that appear to be getting wider should be investigated by a professional.

Should I use a brush or a roller to apply my paint?

For the application of water-based paint on walls and ceilings, usually brush application is done followed by a roller for a smooth and even finish. For solvent-based paints applied on metal and wood surfaces, brush or spray application is carried out as recommended.

What paint should I use for my home?

For interiors, interior emulsion paints [such as Odourless, Medifresh and Satin Glo, among others] are recommended, while exterior emulsion paints [such as Weatherbond and Sumo] are recommended on exteriors. For wood and metal, specific paints are to be applied.

Can enamel paint be used on the walls?

Enamel is not recommended for application on walls.

The paint on my wall is peeling/chalking. Why is this happening? What can I do to stop it?

This is due to poor surface preparation before painting, or a surface that is too powdery due to skimcoats. To correct, remove the unstable paint film completely. Clean the surface and let it dry completely. Repaint with one coat of Nippon Multi-Purpose Wall Sealer followed by two coats of top finishing paint.

What causes the blackish growth on my walls after rains?

This growth is fungus or algae. This is caused by a living micro-organism generally found on painted or unpainted surfaces. It can be greenish, reddish-brown, dark grey or black in colour and is caused due to the growth of a continuously damp surface with dirt accumulation and insufficient sunlight, or application of fungicide or algaecide. High pressure washing and scrubbing of the affected area, followed by a coat of Nippon Bio-Wash solution to kill micro-organic spores, is the recommended treatment. Allow the wall to dry overnight before re-painting.

There are fuzzy white crystals on a patch of my wall which look like fungus. How do I treat it?

This effect is called “EFFLORESCENCE” in paint terminology and is a deposition of white salt crystals on plastered walls. It is caused by excessive moisture that has migrated to the wall surface. At the drying stage, soluble salts and moisture get transported to the wall surface and dry in the form of crystals. To remove, allow the walls to dry thoroughly. Wash off the deposits using a water jet on all affected areas. Ensure the white salt deposits, dirt, and dust are removed before repainting. Repaint with one coat of Multipurpose Wall Sealer and/or Nippon Exterior Primer followed by two coats of top finishing paint.

What is “Satin sheen” and how is it different from “Glossy sheen”?

Paint comes in different surface finishes. The abovementioned sheens refer essentially to the reflectivity of the painted surface. The higher the sheen, the more the light reflects; a high sheen finish can give a mirror-like effect. The different kinds of sheen levels are as follows:
Matt: This finish has the lowest level of gloss. When the gloss on a panel painted with a Matt finish paint is measured in a glossometer at a 60-degree angle, the reading is less than 5.
Egg Shell or Satin: This finish has a silk-like gloss, which explains the name ‘Satin finish’. When the gloss on a panel painted with a Satin finish paint is measured in a glossometer at a 60-degree angle, the reading is 6-20.
Semi-Gloss: This finish has more gloss than a satin finish. When the gloss on a panel painted with a Semi-Gloss finish paint is measured in a glossometer at a 60-degree angle, the reading is 21-70.
Glossy: This is the finish with the highest level of gloss. When the gloss on a panel painted with a Gloss finish paint is measured in a glossometer at a 60-degree angle, the reading is more than 70.

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